He didn’t have any interest in finding out? That almost hurt his pride. But somehow it wasn’t that bad either and it made the detective even more interesting. Not that pedantic when it comes to the law it seemed. Luckily his poker face was in place and didn’t show any of the thoughts flitting around in his head, what he did allow to show on his face was a slight annoyance underlining the statement: “I’d say Hakuba cuffing me to himself during a KID heist probably counts as evidence?” But then he shrugged, showing it was not his interest to pursue this topic any longer.
"I’m sorry, I wasn’t trying to imply that you dislike him. I wouldn’t even want to talk anyone into disliking him." For a moment the magician frowned. He didn’t dislike Hakuba that much himself. What he really disliked was the rivalry… okay and that snotty behaviour he had once in a while was annoying, too. But otherwise… otherwise he didn’t know that much about his detective classmate. "But I suppose I might like that Hattori anyways." He grinned again.
"And I do like mysteries as well. Magic is a form of mystery if you ask me. But I do enjoy it as novels and movies as well." Then he chuckled. "Soccer though is a topic I have no interest in. I always thought it was rather funny that 22 people chase after one ball." Then he bowed in half-way-mock-apology. "Sorry, that was most likely a rather rude statement."
He chuckled at the comment about handcuffing him to Hakuba’s side. Shinichi had only met the other detective the couple of times but it really did seem like a very ‘Hakuba’ thing to do. It was obvious that the guy was determined, and once he found his target he would put on his blinders and charge. He wondered if that was the reason he didn’t get along with Hattori and vice versa.
But he waved off the soccer comment dismissively and shook his head. It wasn’t like he hadn’t heard things like that before.
"It’s not a problem. Though it’s a lot more than just chasing a ball around a field, but I’ll let it slide this once since I have just about as much interest in stage magic," he explained, only slightly irked by the comments. Soccer really did mean a lot to him but he also understood that it wasn’t the same for many others. Just like Sherlock Holmes or homicide.
Though it was entirely possible that he was one of a very select few that enjoyed talking about such things while soccer and magic were probably a bit more popular.